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Your Path to Beauty, Health, Fitness and a Joyful Life

Publishers' Letter

Writer and Paca Girlfriends committee member Mary Ann Treger approached us about having a photographic contest of women who attended the 2016 Paca Girlfriends’ Party in support of Historic Annapolis. We liked the idea and asked interior designer Katalin Farnady to conceive and install an outdoor photographic studio in the William Paca Garden. Photographer Angie Myers took pictures of over one hundred women who volunteered to participate. By the end of the event, we were exhausted from coordinating and arranging so many portrait sittings in one evening. But we left with a great catalogue of images representing Annapolis area women of all ages. We then enlisted a panel of judges, a style editor, a fitness trainer, a designer and an aesthetician to select and recommend a “cover girl” for this issue. There were many favorites but Halie Kellagher rose to the top. We invited Jennifer Kolosky Eastman of Sweet Bespoke Photography to photograph Halie in the Paca Garden for the cover. We thank Renee Kaplan of David Alexander Salon and Spa for bringing her talent as a master makeup artist to this cover project. We hope you enjoy viewing this photographic collage of the participants and celebrate with us the essential power of friendships for women as well as men. In health and spirit, Kymberly Taylor & Robert Haywood, Publishers, and all of us at LOOKING GOOD kymberly@annapolishomemag.com robert@annapolishomemag.com 8


Tranquil afternoon at the historic William Paca Garden. Photograph by Geoffrey Hodgdon.

Publishers Kymberly B. Taylor Robert E. Haywood Editor-in-Chief Kymberly B. Taylor Creative Director Ryan Gladhill Senior Designer Samantha Gladhill Graphic Designer, Special Projects Kellie Gable Contributing Photographers Jennifer Kolosky Eastman Angie Myers Geoffrey Hodgdon Contributing Writers Dale Barr Christine Fillat Wedding Editor Sarah Hagerty Copy Editor Katie Pierce Vice President, Business Development Mia Cranford Assistant to the Publisher Rachel Preston Advertising in LOOKING GOOD Through its advertisements LOOKING GOOD strives to showcase businesses that possess a strong commitment to high standards of professional integrity and customer service. We seek advertisers who share our business philosophy. For advertising inquiries, please contact Robert Haywood at robert@annapolishomemag.com or please call 443.942.3927 The articles in this magazine are for information only and are in no way intended to replace your physician’s advice. Consult and follow your physician’s directions before beginning any type of exercise, medical or cosmetic procedure, or diet LOOKING GOOD is published bimonthly by T/H Media, LLC. No part of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without express written consent of the publishers. Publishers disclaim any and all responsibility for omissions and errors. Publishers disclaim any and all responsibility for an advertiser’s products, services, or claims. The views expressed in this magazine are solely those of the writer. All rights reserved. © 2016 by T/H Media, LLC.

Halie Kellagher, selected by an independent panel of judges, won our Paca Cover Girl contest. When not wandering eighteenth-century gardens, she is a hairstylist at Ruby Salon in Annapolis, and kind as well as beautiful. Her career goal is to “help everyone that sits in my chair in some little way!” Special thanks to Mollie Ridout, director of horticulture at the Historic Annapolis Foundation and her exceptional staff who assisted with this shoot on one of the hottest days of the summer. Photograph by Jennifer Kolosky Eastman, Sweet Bespoke Photography. Makeup by Renee Kaplan, David Alexander Salon and Spa.




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Paca Cover Girl contest winner Halie Kellagher. Photograph by Sweet Bespoke Photography.







BECOMING WHOLE AGAIN Dr. Emily ClarkePearson and Dr. Kelly Sullivan answer the tough questions about reconstruction after breast cancer.


Annapolitan Mike Ashford shares his perspective seven years after defeating breast cancer.


Dr. Lee A. Kleiman goes over five powerful skin care procedures.


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Women, over the years, have been part of a movement, not necessarily feminism, but one more complex and organic, a movement grounded in friendship, the will to rise, succeed and help good causes. This is what Paca Girlfriend Power is all about. Women entrepreneurs, business owners, mothers, daughters and best friends gather each year at the William Paca House and Garden to raise funds for the Historic Annapolis Foundation. But it is not just about money. It is a time to celebrate the beauty and power of women friendships, to network, to shop, to drink “Pacatinis,� a sublime concoction dreamed up just for them.

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Mary Ann Treger, Adrian Fremont and Day Weitzman take a break from the action at the Paca Girlfriends Party.

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This year the Paca Girlfriends’ Party on June 15 raised over $100,000, say Robert Clark, president and CEO of Historic Annapolis and Carrie Kiewitt, senior vice president. Conceived in 2009 by Judi Herrmann, a former Historic Annapolis board member and owner of Herrmann Advertising, the event began as a cocktail party with 200 guests to raise awareness about Historic Annapolis and the work Top left to right: Sidney Draughn and Ellen Valle; bottom left to right: Marianne Persico and Carol Welle Susan Keenan and Claudia Boldyga

it accomplishes. Today, the event sold out in four hours with 900 guests attending.

Top left to right: Heather Hultzer and Faith Ihnat; bottom left to right: Kristi Kelly and Dr. Claire Duggal

Top right: Judi Herrmann and friend; bottom right: Marnie Kagan and friend Kelly Fisher and Halie Kellagher

Jenna and Jade McDonnell

Suzy Moore

Ellen Moyer and friend

Sarah and Lexi Brown Jessica White

The team at Sullivan Integrated Aesthetic Center

Debra Fortier

Liz Joyner and friends

Alyssa Jahn

Paige Stratton and friend Maggie Garvey

Donna and Katie Weaver

Kendra Riddle and friend

It is not surprising that the Paca Girlfriends pack so much power. Dorinda Schultz, LCSW-C and counselor at the Pasadena Center for Counseling, reflects on the connection between female friendship and well-being. True friendships produce a special, almost tangible energy. They anchor us during chaos. A good friend can help you shift your thinking, help you get to a more positive place. This, when you truly think about it, is miraculous. They are a beam of light, a source of well-being. A true friend’s heart is inexhaustible as the sun. And, when gathered en masse, are nothing less than a force of nature.

Chara and Lillian Hutzell

Carol Bandy and Shannon Lyons

Maria Scott, Paige Stratton and Gina Patla

JoAnn Gidos and Jennifer Kensington Marilyn Stansbury and Barbara Obrecht

Lauren Moe and Fallon Goode

Cassidy Papadopoulos Jennifer Albanese and Dayle Obrecht

Kellianne Johnson

Shelby, Samara and Whitney Strickland

Barbara Holch and Patricia McNally Lynn Owens

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Barbara Gill

Dr. Paula McCormick

Alexis and Mariann Marsalek Kelly McKay and Cece Hush

Maria Grigorevya, Jess Newell and Anastasiia Putkova

Sarah, Donna, Lexi Brown and Annie Simes

Sharon Fenton

Nancy Almgren Jessica Chiari, Meg Cannelli, Jen Ghadisha and friend

Tami Beyer, Amanda Cubelli and Pilar Middlebrooks

Sam Buckley

She notes friendships between women are different than those between men. “I think girlfriends tell each other their secrets and can keep Jasmine Jeter Leslee Borman and friend

secrets. So again, that ties in with the issue of trust, to be able to trust someone fully and tell them your deepest, darkest secrets, and that they won’t judge you for it.” And, she observes, there is a physicality between women that helps cement an invisible bond. “Girls can touch. Women can touch. And that is such another wonderful way to connect. We can hug each other. We can kiss each Katalin Farnady and Jessica White

MJ MacArthur

Judi Hans

Tara and Lindsey Ritter and Nicole Foster

Christina Armstrong Kim Milton and Katherine Good

Robert Clark and Lucy Mikhailova

Kaitlin Barry and Brianne McNallen

Susan Turner, Maureen Kinnear and friend

Cindy Howard

Raney and Kenza Stodd and Jamie Hanssen

other. We can hold each other, sleep with each other. We can hold hands. ... Touching is so big for us. That’s something that can sometimes be missed in a relationship, the idea of affection or touching.” The Paca Girlfriends’ Party is evidence of women’s strong bonds, and their collective power to help fund Historic Annapolis and gems such as the William Paca House and Garden. It is a celebration of independence and confidence. “We have a lot of slang and jargon such as Women Power,

Sarah Kellner, Sarah Saab and Megan Aird

Linda Davis and Kaitlin Barry

Cathy Davis, Therese and Rose Kalmus and Cindy Howard

Women’s Rights, Go Women, Women and Wine,” says Schultz. She agrees that Paca Girlfriend Poweris the latest phrase resounding through the city of Annapolis. LG

o Top left to right: Carrie Hayes, Melanie Quinn, Elizabeth Werwie and Kristen Higgins; bottom left to right: Michelle Veilleux, Cory Siembeida, Jennifer Keefer and Joanna Baker

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Courtney Dunn, who lives in NYC, and her Annapolis-based mom Judi Herrmann share a rare moment together.


Girlfriend Power! An interview with judi herrmann

By Christine Fillat | Photography by Angie Myers

Looking Good Magazine caught up with Judi Herrmann, president of the Annapolis-based Herrmann Advertising and mastermind behind the Paca Girlfriends’ Party at the William Paca House and Garden, an annual fundraising event for Historic Annapolis. The following are portions of an interview with Ms. Herrmann. LGM: Why did you conceive this event?

Judi Herrmann: I started Paca Girlfriends because I was on the board of Historic Annapolis, and I’d been on the board for about five years. We kept talking about what we could do to energize Historic Annapolis. I asked if I could leave the board and start a party to grow

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interest in Historic Annapolis. At that point the only way you were to see those beautiful gardens were if you paid to go on a garden visit. The first year we charged $10. We had around 200 people, and we were really, really happy with that. It was more of a cocktail party. We raised the price from $10 to $50 the last eight years, but still for $50 it’s a pretty good value. LGM: Let’s talk about friendship. Judi: Well, it really started with friendship. It started with people that I knew that lived in the downtown area, because I thought those

would be the easiest people to work with. It’s like that old television commercial, you ask ten friends, then they asked ten friends, and so on. In the beginning we would have invitations but everybody would include a handwritten note, “Please join me for this party...” And that formula has worked. The other thing I think about … is the garden itself. That’s the showstopper. So many people who live right here in downtown Annapolis say, “I had never been there. Oh my gosh! Who knew?” because you have that brick facade. It isn’t particularly friendly: you know, when you’re walking down the street, you would never assume that you would have 2-acre formal gardens in the back, unless you were really looking for it. And I think that’s just a treat, once a year you throw a garden party. LGM: Have you heard any feedback from the younger people who go? Judi: Lots of feedback. My daughter comes in from New York and she has her whole posse of friends. I just love that they love it. They love getting their dress and figuring out what they’re wearing, and they’re Instagramming. We’ve had years that people have actually brought cakes and had parties within the party. Birthday parties. It’s really fun what people do. A lot of people have after-party plans. I heard there were two places downtown pretty crowded with the Paca girls afterwards. It’s really great for the whole city.


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LGM: Why has it tripled in size? Judi: It’s a crush. Once you add in all the sponsorship people this year and the caterers and volunteers (there are 50 volunteers just working), it is like 900 people. It’s a huge undertaking. The day of, it’s amazing to see what happens between noon and five o’clock. You’re thinking, “Is this really going to happen?” It’s like putting up the big tent at the circus. Did I mention about all the women entrepreneurs we are able to showcase and promote? In addition to the sponsor tables that evening we do an aggressive social media campaign to highlight each marketplace vendor and caterer. Girlfriend Power! LGM: Tell me about the Pacatini. Judi: It’s a pomegranate martini. It has pomegranate juice, cranberry juice and vodka. In the early days when we only had 200 guests, we would be up there slicing all the limes and hand squeezing them. We can’t do it that way anymore! Not with 700 guests!

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Whole Again Tough Questions about Reconstruction after Breast Cancer By Dr. Emily Clarke-Pearson and Dr. Kelly Sullivan

One Out of Eight Women Are Diagnosed with Breast Cancer A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and can lead to fear, confusion and feelings of despair. Sadly, because approximately one out of every eight women gets breast cancer, most of us have at least one friend or family member either battling with or recovering from this disease. With the obvious emphasis on curing the cancer, it is often hard in the initial stages of diagnosis and treatment planning to think about breast reconstruction after the cancer is removed. Some women are not interested in any reconstruction and prefer to undergo a mastectomy and then wear a bra with a prosthetic breast. This is a perfectly acceptable option. However, expectations for breast reconstruction have evolved over the past several decades, and there are now many options to create a new breast, helping to restore a woman’s sense of self.

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If I am getting a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy, will I need breast reconstruction? In some cases, a woman and her breast surgeon may decide that a lumpectomy, or removal of only a part of the breast, is the best surgical treatment. Some lumpectomy surgeries, however, require removal of enough breast tissue to create a mismatch with the normal side. In larger breasted women who desire to be smaller, this creates an opportunity to do an oncoplastic reduction. What this means is that the breast surgeon performs the lumpectomy, and in the same surgery, a plastic surgeon then comes in and does a breast reduction on the normal side. The plastic surgeon can also rearrange or remove more tissue from the cancer side to achieve the smaller size desired by the patient. What are the options for breast reconstruction after mastectomy? If a mastectomy, or removal of the entire breast, is the treatment plan, several reconstructive options are available. These options fit into two main categories: implant-based reconstruction and autologous (using the patient’s own tissue) reconstruction. The type of reconstruction chosen depends on many factors: a woman’s breast and body size, what cancer treatment (such as radiation) is required, and, of course, what the patient prefers. Are breast implants safe to use for breast reconstruction after cancer? Breast implants are safe to use in all settings, both for cosmetic enhancement and also for cancer reconstruction. Despite rumors and bad press two decades ago implicating silicone implants as potential culprits of cancer and other problems, no scientific evidence ever supported these claims. Currently, the majority of implant reconstructions after breast cancer are done with silicone implants, not saline water–filled implants. The new models of silicone implants are softer and more natural feeling, and have very low rates of rupture or leaking. Can my breast cancer surgery and implant breast reconstruction be done in only one operation? In many cases, this is possible. If the breast surgeon is able to keep most of the breast skin and potentially even the nipple, an implant can be placed at the time of the mastectomy. This means the cancer surgery and reconstruction can be done in one surgery, allowing the patient to begin the healing process immediately. If a patient requires radiation treatment after mastectomy, desires to be a larger size, or has more breast skin or the nipple removed, the implant reconstruction is done in two stages. Stage one is at the time of mastectomy, when a deflated prosthetic breast called a tissue expander is placed. This surgery requires at least an overnight stay in the hospital. The tissue expander has a port that is injected with saline water in the plastic surgeon’s office over the course of six to eight weeks. While the patient looks relatively “flat” after the first surgery, as the expander is inflated, the new breast mound forms. When the patient is happy with the expanded size, the tissue expander is removed and a permanent implant is placed. This is stage two. The surgery is usually much shorter than stage one and can be done as an outpatient. What if I don’t want an implant? Can I use my own tissue for breast reconstruction? Recreating a breast with a patient’s own tissue is also an excellent option for the right patient. Usually, the tissue used for this reconstruction comes from the belly, so a “tummy-tuck” procedure is performed, and instead of 26 L O O K I N G G O O D M A G A Z I N E . C O M

discarding the tissue, the surgeon uses it to create a new breast. If a bilateral mastectomy is performed, which is when two breasts are removed, both can be made from the belly tissue. There are many advantages to autologous reconstruction. The tissue is softer and more natural feeling than an implant, and long-term satisfaction tends to be overall higher. The reconstruction can be done at the same time as the mastectomy, which means only one hospitalization and recovery process. Traditionally, one drawback to using the belly tissue was that the abdominal wall musculature must be cut to do the tissue transfer. However, the standard of care in these reconstructions has now evolved to use microsurgery. The surgeon dissects tiny vessels that feed the fat and skin of the belly and plugs them in to tiny blood vessels in the chest. In this way tissue is transferred without hurting any abdominal muscle. Not all plastic surgeons are trained to perform microsurgical breast reconstruction, so it is important to ask you surgeon about this option. I do not have a lot of extra belly tissue, can tissue from my thighs or back be used? If a woman does not have enough belly tissue for reconstruction, or has had abdominal surgeries that interfere with using the belly, autologous tissue can be transferred from the back, buttocks or thighs to recreate a breast. This is often done with the help of microsurgery to provide good blood flow to the transferred tissue.

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I had a mastectomy a decade ago and never got reconstructed. Is it possible to go back and get a breast reconstruction now? Absolutely. A plastic surgeon that specializes in breast reconstruction can advise you on what the best choice is for you. Implant reconstruction and reconstruction with your own tissue are both potential options. Where can I find support for dealing with my cancer diagnosis? Wellness House is a nonprofit organization in Annapolis that provides free support services to those affected by cancer and their loved ones. Wellness House operates out of a bucolic farmhouse on Mas Que Farm Road and has services such as Reiki, Healing Touch, massage, art therapy, book club, children’s support programs, and group and individual counseling sessions. All of the services are free of charge and are designed to help cancer patients and their loved ones receive the emotional support and strength they need to fight their cancer. For more information, visit annapoliswellnesshouse.org. LG

Dr. Kelly Sullivan is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from M.I.T., her medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School, and completed her general surgery residency and plastic surgery fellowships at Emory University. Dr. Emily Clarke-Pearson is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in complex reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina and then received her medical doctorate from Brown University Medical School. Dr. Clarke-Pearson completed her general surgery residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York and her plastic surgery fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. Clarke-Pearson has just completed an additional year of fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital focusing on microsurgical reconstruction of cancer and trauma patients. RESOURCES: Sullivan Integrated Aesthetic Center, ksullivanmd.com Wellness House of Annapolis, annapoliswellnesshouse.org

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Still Cruisin’ Sea and Sky BY KYMBERLY TAYLOR Super Saber, Dagger, Starfighter, Thunder Chief, Voodoo— these are the names of fighting jets familiar to Michael E. “Mike” Ashford, a nuclear war plane Air Force veteran, former commercial airline pilot, long-time Annapolitan and owner of the renowned McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar in Annapolis. Ashford knows Annapolis and its boat-minded crowd well. He once owned The Annapolitan magazine with friend, Walter Cronkite—he and the late legendary anchorman were a familiar sight sailing the Chesapeake Bay (and sometimes misbehaving gallantly on the deck of the Annapolis Yacht Club, according to sources close to AYC).

Ashford, now that cancer is behind him, reflects on his experiences in his signature candid style: “Is your magazine’s aim to encourage us all to eat healthy and stuff like that? Do you think enough people want to do this?” he asked Looking Good incredulously. “Well, I speak on this sometimes to cancer survivors’ groups. ... I tell them, ‘If you have cancer, eat whatever you want to eat!’ The thing you want to keep running right is this thing up here, this head, this computer ... you don’t want to give up Fourth of July hotdogs for God’s sake, and BLTs, and burgers!”


Ashford was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2008, a verdict rare for men. According to the American Cancer

Society, the lifetime risk for breast cancer in men is about one in 1,000. In contrast, about one in eight women (12 percent) in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

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"If you have cancer, eat what you want to eat! The thing you want to keep running right is this thing up here, your head ...” —Michael E. Ashford You must work on your mind to stave off depression, counsels Ashford. The grim nomenclature surrounding cancer does not help. Seven years in remission and enjoying life, he dislikes the phrase “cancer survivor.” “I prefer the term ‘warrior,’” he reflects. This word exudes strength. “Survivor makes you sound like you came out of Auschwitz or something.” Ashford suggests keeping one’s mind occupied with good things, to try to offset the horror of seeing one’s body invaded by rogue cells bent on murder. With this in mind, he founded in the fall of 2010 the Annapolis Chapter of the Dragon Boat Club. This nonprofit international organization encourages breast cancer and other cancer warriors, whether in recovery or still on the “battlefield,” to paddle and sometimes race dragon boats, an ancient sport with origins in China. Rowing with 20 crew members in an exuberant 48-foot-long pink or red craft upon Spa Creek “nurtures spirits and bodies” and exercises muscles around the breast, speeding healing. Today, surrounded by books and his cat, Snookers Johnson, Ashford reclines at home in a comfortable chair with a breathtaking view of Annapolis. He awaits the delivery of a restored tiny two-seater plane that he looks forward to flying, perhaps to the Eastern Shore’s Tangier Island. “It’s hard to get there, but there’s a very nice runway. So you land, walk in, find a little restaurant called something like Miss Smith’s, sit in her living room, have lunch and come back!”

What will he name his new plane? As of this writing, Ashford is thinking “Buttercup,” the polar opposite of Voodoo or Thunder Chief. “I was a fighter pilot. Now I have a plane named Buttercup and a cat named Snookers Johnson, I might be slipping,” worries Ashford. Don’t believe this. But do believe that he’s most likely in a slip upon a handsome boat named Old Sport. “This is a Gatsbyesque vessel,” says Ashford, and points out New York Yacht Club and Annapolis Yacht Club insignia on its polished hull. Afloat on Spa Creek, he has time to think. For a tough ex-fighter pilot, Ashford is a surprisingly contemplative guy. Contemplating, that is, where to cruise to next and find a great hamburger. In fact, he founded McGarvey’s in 1980 to ensure an unending supply. “I wanted good meat. I put profits aside. I said, get the very best stuff out there and make hamburgers!” It is a generous philosophy. Annapolis is lucky to have a man such as Ashford who embodies his own words—living life at full throttle and worrying about the profits later. This may be true happiness. LG RESOURCES: American Cancer Society, cancer.org Annapolis Dragon Boat Club, annapolisdragonboatclub.org Wellness House of Annapolis, Annapoliswellnesshouse.org A u g u s t / S e p t e m b e r 2 0 16






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Remove Fat from Stomach, Thighs and Neck

Cervical and Body Liposuction: A minimally invasive procedure resulting in the extraction of fat cells. Results are immediate with full recovery within a 10-day period for most. The overlying skin will contract in many cases leaving a smoother contour within the area of the liposuction. Most bruising is resolved within this recovery period. Recovery: 10 days.

Reduce Appearance of Age Spots & Recontour

TotalFX Laser: This advanced laser combines the power of a Lumenis CO2 laser with the precision offered by the FX laser. The FX leaves bridges of untouched skin, shortening downtime. The two technologies merge to retexture and firm skin, reduce deep wrinkles and acne scarring, and fade sunspots on the face, neck and chest/ décolleté. This is often done under a short anesthesia. Recovery: 7–10 days.

Mini Facelift

Mini facelifts can improve the most visible signs of aging and involves the redraping and excision of redundant skin. Unlike a normal facelift, a mini facelift can be completed in a few hours often using local anesthesia. The mini facelift only uses small incisions so most


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Brow Lift

The minimally invasive endoscopic brow lift allows for the elevation of the brow through small incisions. It reduces wrinkle lines, improves frown lines and raises sagging brows. By minimizing the incisions on the forehead, sensation is maintained so individuals look and feel normal. Lifted brows give the patient a more youthful appearance. Recovery: 7–10 days.

Eye Makeover

As you age, eyelids stretch and muscles weaken. Excess fat may gather above and below the eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes. Upper and lower blepharoplasty removes redundant skin and pockets of fat around the eyes and can be performed by hiding incisions in periorbital crease lines. This procedure is often combined with a superficial laser treatment on the eyelid skin. Recovery: 7–10 days. The potpourri of procedures allows the patient of Severn ENT Plastic and Laser Surgery to choose a result that provides for the best, most youthful restoration available for the individual. No longer are patients restricted to more elaborate surgical procedures. With advanced technologies, rejuvenation of the skin is possible at a much earlier period, even before the signs of aging, genetics and the sun become full reality.

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Semi-Permanent Brows 101 A R I S I N G T R E N D C A L L E D M I C RO B L A D I N G B Y K Y M B E R LY TAY L O R

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“People can go swimming and go to the beach and not worry. People are so happy when I am done. It changes lives. It restores their confidence to face the world again. I get hugs. I get tears.” –Julie Nguyen

Can something so simple as eyebrows and eyelashes change a life? Julie Nguyen, founder and owner of Lash Moi in Crofton, has proof that it can. She recreated eyebrows for a recent client battling cancer using an advanced technology called microblading. “One woman was going on her fourth chemo treatment and had no eyebrows whatsoever. Now she can look in the mirror when she gets up. She said she had totally stopped. She has lashes and she has brows—she said it changed her life, the way she felt about herself.” This emotional outpour happens often, says Nguyen who works with many cancer survivors and clients undergoing chemical treatments that cause severe hair loss. Some suffer from alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease causing bald spots. Semi-permanent brows Before also benefit anyone who wants liberation from makeup, from eyebrow pencils, from having “two different selves,” explains Nguyen. “People can go After swimming and go to the beach and not worry. People are so happy when I am done. It changes lives. It restores their confidence to face the world again. I get hugs. I get tears.” Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing that is semi-permanent and lasts about a year. This delicate procedure is done completely by hand using a tool containing very fine microblades. The technique, sometimes called microstroking or eyebrow embroidery, is common in Malaysia and Singapore and a rising trend in the United States.

It differs from permanent makeup in several ways: The pigments do not penetrate the skin as deeply as permanent makeup. Permanent makeup involves machine-operated devices that may penetrate a little deeper into the skin to create larger hair-like strokes. Pigment is used to shade in the brows section by section, rather than stroke by stroke. There is much artistry involved. Microblading involves two steps. After a brow consultation, the new brow shape is penciled on, the area numbed, and a brow created using very tiny needle strokes that penetrate the first three layers of skin. These are built up into the new shape and the area gradually made denser with lots of tiny hair strokes. Next pigment is carefully applied. One, two or even three different shades can be used, creating a single, double or even triple layer brow tattoo, giving a 3D brow effect, explains Nguyen. However, there is no formula. Depth, placement and color vary for every client and are as crucial as the strokes themselves, she notes. Drawing on years of training, Nguyen uses color theory to formulate individual shades that mirror a client’s own natural pigments. Step one of the process takes approximately an hour and a half. Step two involves a follow-up visit six weeks later for touch-ups. The procedure costs approximately $450. Let’s face it. Most forms of cosmetic tattooing just don’t look real. Worse still, sometimes the ink fades to blue. However, microblading is changing all of this, says Nguyen, who trains her specialty staff at Lash Moi. She began her career as a hairstylist but when she took her first permanent makeup class, she was hooked. “It is so transforming, to see the process happen, and to see the reaction.” She opened Lash Moi in 2009 and keeps a close eye on national and LG international developments in permanent makeup technologies. RESOURCE: Lash Moi, lashmoi.com

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By Dale Barr

“There’s just something about lifting heavy weights that makes you think you can conquer anything.” 38 L O O K I N G G O O D M A G A Z I N E . C O M

As a busy father of two young children, I know that those of us who are committed to a fit and healthy lifestyle need an exercise program that offers maximum results in the least amount of time. You don’t have to spend hours and hours a day at the gym to get great results. Rather, you need a well-planned strength-training program that includes lifting weights. While lifting heavy weights is good for both men and women, in this issue I focus on its enormous benefit for women. One of the biggest pushbacks I hear from female clients when they start lifting weights is they don’t want to get bulky. What do you mean by bulky? I ask. I want to be toned, they will say. OK, so is bulky, fat? Is it muscle? Muscle is toned, right? So, what is it? We then go through the normal assessment and warm-up, do the weigh-in and body fat measurements. Nine times out of ten the woman will have a body fat percentage of 30 to 35 percent. Hate to break it to you, but that’s bulky! Normal body fat ranges for a healthy woman should be 25 to 30 percent; fit, 20 to 25 percent; and athletes less than 20 percent. These are all ranges of course but when you can’t describe what bulky is and you’re body fat is in the obese range, we have a disconnect. It’s not the weights that will make you bulky: it’s most likely your nutrition and whatever your current exercise regiment is (or isn’t) that’s making you feel that way. Everyone is different. Therefore results will always be different. But we know that women lack the hormonal makeup to gain a ton of muscle. Can it happen? Sure, but it’s rare. Maybe not getting struck by lightning while riding a unicorn rare, but it doesn’t happen unless you are specifically training to gain mass with a diet and nutrition strategy to support such a gain … and it takes a long, long time. My point here is most likely it’s NOT going to happen to you and it certainly won’t happen after two weeks of lifting. When your “shirt feels tighter in the arms,” that’s a body fat and nutrition problem. Here are some benefits you will get from lifting: KEEPORGAINMUSCLE! Starting around the age of 30, our bodies naturally lose muscle mass. I’ve seen estimates for muscle loss as high as one-half pound per year. The lower testosterone levels in women make it harder to keep muscle on; by age 70 women generally have only 50 to 55 percent of their muscle mass left. You can fight this loss by lifting and keeping the muscle you have and maybe gain some in the process. BURN MORE CALORIES, LOSE FAT! Muscle is our most metabolically active tissue, meaning muscle burns more calories than any other tissue in our body. Think of your metabolism as a fire and each pound of muscle you have is another dry piece of wood that keeps it roaring. Without muscle our metabolism smolders. More muscle means more calories burned. Lifting

burns calories both while doing it and for the next 24 to 48 hours as your body recovers. INCREASED BONE DENSITY! Older women lose bone density at a much faster rate than men, making them far more susceptible to falls and broken bones. A 2011 study by Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research published in Archives of Internal Medicine found that women ages 65 to 69 who break their hip are five times more likely to die within one year than women of the same age range who don’t break a hip. Yikes! Lifting can help prevent such a break and improve bone density even in osteoarthritic conditions. Fran, a longtime client of mine who has osteoarthritis and low bone density saw her density improve by 5 percent! Unheard of without medications! CONFIDENCEBOOST! All of my female clients tell me they feel so much more confident after lifting, not just physically but also mentally. There’s just something about lifting heavy weights that makes you think you can conquer anything. OK, so you get it—and I am speaking to women of all ages—you need to lift. You can lift heavy weights in the 1–3 rep range for strength, or keep your rep ranges between 5 and 12 but you have to continue to increase the weight and challenge yourself. If you’re lifting 10-pound dumbbells for 12 reps in week one, and still using 10-pound dumbbells in week six, or in some cases a year later, you’re doing it all wrong. You don’t have to spend hours and hours in the gym to get results. Running, biking or swimming can be good cardio, but lifting weights is more efficient if you want to reduce fat and gain muscle. To ensure proper technique and safety, it is best to lift weights with the guidance of an experienced trainer. Don’t be scared of getting “bulky or big.” You want to be lean, strong, avoid falls and breaks, and have the energy and confidence to do whatever you’d like no matter if you are 50, 60 or 70 years young. Weights are the fountain of youth! LG

Dale Barr, owner of d3 Fitness, is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), as well as a Certified Venice Nutrition Coach and CrossFit Level I and CrossFit Endurance Coach. Dale and his wife Risa are raising two lively young boys in Annapolis. For more information and training options, visit d3fitness.com. At left: Maria Mathews, owner of Hunter Stables at Bridgefield Farm in Davidsonville, lifts weights with Coach Dale Barr. Gym: Baydog CrossFit.

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Health & Wellness Events Cancer Support | Wellness House of Annapolis Monday, August 22: Men’s Support Group

Monday, August 29: Caregiver’s Support Group

Offers men who are experiencing cancer to connect with each other, normalize the challenges they face, and share strategies that work in meeting these challenges. From 5:30 to 7 p.m.

This monthly support group provides caregivers the opportunity to share their journey with other caregivers. From 6 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24: Anchors Away “Sunset Cruise on the Severn” on the yacht Catherine Marie from 6 to 9 p.m.

Montly support group for Myeloma survivors and caregivers provides an opportunity to get together for mutual support, education, sharing and friendship. From 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 25: What’s Next?

Sunday, September 25: 5th annual sporting clays classic

A support group for individuals who have completed active treatment and wish to explore opportunities and share challenges in this new chapter of their lives. From 3 to 4:30 p.m.

At The Point at Pintail from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 8: Multiple Myeloma Support Group

For additional events and support programs, visit annapoliswellnesshouse.org. Wellness House of Annapolis: 2625 Mas Que Farm Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 • Phone: 410.990.0941

Hospice of the Chesapeake Heart of Hospice Tours Hospice of the Chesapeake’s John & Cathy Belcher Campus, August 25 and September 22 at 4 p.m.; September 14 at 11 a.m. To dispel such myths as “hospice care hastens death" and "limits a dying person’s choices,” Hospice of the Chesapeake has begun offering free, one-hour public Heart of Hospice Tours from 11 a.m. to noon on the second Wednesday and from 4 to 5 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month. To RSVP, contact Deborah McGlauflin at 443.837.1529 or dmcglauflin@hospicechesapeake.org.

Chesapeake Kids Night with the Bowie Baysox Prince George's Stadium, August 30 at 7:05 p.m. Spend a night at the ball park. Meet Louie, get autographs from the players and more. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and younger. Buy your tickets online at bit.ly/28Jgs6k. For details, contact Megan Boyle at 443.837.1531 or mboyle@hospicechesapeake.org.

Supper for Siblings: Sibling Loss Support Chesapeake Life Center, Hospice of the Chesapeake’s John & Cathy Belcher Campus, September 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Explore the impact of moving forward in life without your sibling. Light supper is provided. The cost is $10. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 888.501.7077 or by visiting chesapeakelifecenter.org.

Grief in the 21st Century Conference Anne Arundel Community College, September 23 from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. This cutting edge conference featuring national speakers and experts on grief and loss will increase your knowledge of current research and clinical interventions to support those living with loss in today's ever-changing environment. Get complete details here: chesapeakelifecenter.org/images/ PDF/Grief_in_the_21st_Century_final_flyer.pdf.

Hospice of the Chesapeake 14th annual Golf Tournament Queenstown Harbor Golf, October 6 at 9 a.m. Presenting sponsor First National Bank. For tickets, visit hospicechesapeake. org/support-donate/signature-events/annual-golf-tournament.

Anne Arundel Medical Center COPD 101: Learn to Breathe Easier

Heart Health 101

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is not easy. Learn what you can do to cope best and feel better by attending a free class: Tuesday, September 20 at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, November 15 at 10 a.m.

Your best defense against heart disease is prevention. Monday, October 5 at 5 p.m.

Healthy Eating and Nutrition: Learn the Basics Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m.

For additional classess and registration offered by Anne Arundel Medical Center, visit aahs.org/events/.

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Jenna Elizabeth Mock Marries Kyle Thomas Jones in Annapolis A Naval Academy wedding is a very special event—one that requires an Academy or local military connection, as well as the patience to wait for an available date. Surprisingly, one thing that a Naval Academy Chapel locale does not require is wearing a uniform. This was important to bride-to-be Jenna Mock who had “always imagined a tuxedo wedding.” The only compromise: They had to leave out the traditional sword salute at the Chapel entrance. That must be carried out by those in uniform. (The uniform was optional for another reason. By the time you read this, Kyle will have completed his mandatory service and started a new civilian career.) Those all-important tuxes came from Enzo Custom Clothiers in Washington, D.C. Jenna’s outof-the-ordinary gown came from a boutique near Myerstown, Pennsylvania, which Jenna only agreed to investigate to make her grandmother happy since she lives in the area. Much to Jenna’s

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wedding gown Shail K, shailkusa.com

tuxedos Enzo Custom Clothiers, enzocustom.com

flowers Silverstems, thesilverstems.com

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amazement (she had been envisioning white lace) she found the gown designed by Shail K, and was further amazed to discover it wasn’t intended as a wedding gown but as a prom dress. This story is a perfect illustration that all brides should keep an open mind—you never know where inspiration may strike. Jenna came back to Maryland for the lovely floral creations designed by Soo Son at Silverstems in Annapolis. The big day was an all-Academy event. Following the ceremony, the wedding party (four bridesmaids and five groomsmen) strolled the grounds surrounding the Chapel posing for one-of-a-kind photo ops. Then it was only a short walk to the Naval Academy Club, a setting steeped in tradition for more than one hundred years. The simple but elegant plated dinner consisted of either chicken or steak with crab cake, garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. Lots of revelry and dancing followed dinner. “My favorite moment was dancing to ‘New York, New York’ by Frank Sinatra as our last song,” Jenna says. “We are moving there and starting a new chapter of our life in the big city!” But not before enjoying a memorable honeymoon in Italy (Capri, Positano, Rome). Buona fortuna! LG

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At The Westin Annapolis, your wedding is about you...it’s just that simple. From an elegant suite, to an intimate rehearsal dinner, to an evening of celebration in the Capitol Ballroom or brand new Annapolis Ballroom, The Westin Annapolis expresses your personal style. For more information or to book a reservation, visit westinannapolis.com/weddings or call 410.972.4300. Westin Annapolis offers over 19,000 square feet of function space and can meet all event needs from a beautiful social event to an impressive corporate conference.

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They planned their perfect day with all the important, dreamed-of elements they had imagined. Now, they have set sail on a really rewarding journey—marriage.

Katelyn McKinley & Greg Palacorolla Photography by Artful Weddings by Sachs Photography

The September 2015 nuptials of Katelyn McKinley and Greg Palacorolla celebrated a couple for whom fate clearly had a plan. Both are from Ellicott City and both attended Centennial High School, but not at the same time. Katelyn went to Towson and Greg graduated from the University of Maryland. The two finally met after college. The bride works in management consulting and the groom in wealth management. When it came to planning their 6 p.m. reception, the couple chose Baltimore Country Club for its indoor/outdoor options. Following a cocktail hour with shrimp and oysters, guests dined on filet and crab cakes. The wedding cake was as geographically correct as the crab ... a Smith Island Cake from SugarBakers. Katelyn found her gown at Hitched bridal boutique in Georgetown; and Greg wore a tux from Jos. A. Bank. Flowers came from the Floral Studio. When the couple returned from their Amalfi coast honeymoon, they happily settled in at home in Ellicott City—where they tell us they are safe and dry following the July 2016 floods.

Christine Corkran & Keith Kretkowski

Sarah Mattusch & Justin Zubrick

Photography by Rachel Smith Photography

Photography by Hamilton Photography

April 16, 2016 was the special day for Christine and Keith. The ceremony was held in St. Mary’s Parish in downtown Annapolis. Keith went to school at St. Mary’s, so it was a homecoming of sorts for the CPA with a degree from Salisbury University. His attorney wife, from Ellicott City, attended Franklin & Marshall College and George Washington University.

The couple’s September 2015 wedding celebration took place at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, Maryland. Both Sarah and Justin love being near the water, so the resort was a perfect fit for their “almostdestination wedding.” The couple lives in Leesburg, and lots of their family are from Northern Virginia, so the location provided an effortless getaway for all. No one had to drive home—the party just continued the next day.

Fortune smiled on the couple as their wedding day was the only rain-free weekend in the month of April. “We had the opportunity to take family and bridal photos on the grounds of the historic Charles Carroll House and Garden,” the bride explains. “Also, thanks to the weather, our guests were able to explore downtown by walking between the ceremony and the reception held at the Governor Calvert House.” Once there, attendees feasted like locavores on filet mignon and rockfish with crab imperial, crab cakes, Smith Island Cake and orange crushes. My Flower Box Events created the floral arrangements. Christine traveled to NYC to the bridal salon at J. Crew for her (“simple and preppy”) wedding gown. Keith found his Peter Millar suit at Nordstrom. They traveled together, of course, to their honeymoon in Antigua.

Sarah stayed local and bought her very special gown in Leesburg at Le Reve Bridal. Both the bride and groom work in Virginia. Sarah is a federal contractor and Justin is with a consulting firm in Reston.

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Mary Chew, back in the day, was a real catch for a gentleman named William Paca. Chew was born in 1736 in Anne Arundel County into one of Maryland’s most prominent families. She was the daughter of Samuel and Henrietta Lloyd Chew and a direct descendant of John Chew, who arrived at Jamestown in 1622 on the ship Charitie. Her marriage to Paca, who was of Italian descent, ensured his place among the gentry of Maryland. They married on May 26, 1763 and had three children. Only their son John Philemon survived into adulthood.

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DR. BRIAN VALLE Functional & Cosmetic Dentistry


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WOMEN'S HEALTH DR. PAULA RADON & DR. SUSAN PEELER Comprehensive Gynecology Center 410.451.0076 | compgyncenter.com (pg. 23)

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